Stories tagged: housing
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
The Spokane City Council voted 5-1 to expand the multifamily tax exemption zone, which council president Ben Stuckart calls the city’s best tool to promote development.
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is moving ahead with one of its most aggressive steps to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 5 a.m.
The project would replace a small drive-through bank building at the corner of Riverside Avenue and Browne Street with a six-story building. The cash that would come from the city …
UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
U.S. new home sales rose at a modest pace in June but remained below sales levels earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market aren’t encouraging …
Tue., July 23, 2019, 2:34 p.m.
U.S. home sales tumbled 1.7% in June, with rising prices and a scarce supply locking out many Americans from ownership.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Realtor.com named Spokane the third-hottest housing market in the nation in April.
Fri., July 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
A proposal to build 415 homes on undeveloped, forested land in southwest Spokane is making its way through City Hall – and raising concerns about increased traffic – as the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:46 p.m.
High demand and low inventory in Spokane County continued to push median home prices up in June.
Fri., July 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
Nine Mile Falls community concerned about proposed 475-home development of former Sun Dance Golf Course
“The neighbors are upset, whether they’re golfers or not,” said one neighbor of the old golf course. “To have that green space on your back fence is special.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Twenty-somethings Alexes Wilson and Donaven Farris see potential in the vacant Spokane Valley mobile home they see as a pathway out of homelessness. Just a few months ago the city …
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:24 a.m.
Spokane Valley City Council denied a proposal to change city code by St. John Vianney Church that would have allowed Catholic Charities to build affordable senior housing.
Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley …
Sat., May 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
A handful of renters at a 10th Avenue apartment building are experiencing the same housing headache that plagued a property overlooking Latah Creek last summer: Their rents are on the …
Thu., May 2, 2019, 5 a.m.
Tiny houses have gained popularity in the past few years among people choosing to live in the small spaces for environmental reasons, to be part of a community, or to …
Sat., April 27, 2019
First-time homebuyers met with few housing options in seller’s market; Spokane officials offer potential fixes
First-time homebuyers in Spokane County face a market full of potential opponents in bidding wars and few houses available at an affordable price. What should, and have, local policymakers done …
Sat., April 27, 2019
Local brokers say while more people are searching for homes online, having an open house remains beneficial for sellers.
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
U.S. housing starts jumped 18.6 percent in January, as builders ramped up construction of single-family houses to the fastest pace in eight months.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
A road must run through the center of a proposed “walkable mixed-use urban neighborhood” on Spokane’s South Hill near the busy intersection of 29th and Southeast Boulevard, according to a …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019
The CEOs of the Seattle metro’s largest businesses – from Amazon and Boeing to Starbucks and Nordstrom – are pushing for more housing for middle-income workers at a time when …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
Blessed with a balance sheet that allows for sweeping gestures, Redmond tech giant Microsoft is responding to the region’s widening affordability gap with a $500 million pledge to address homelessness …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019
Spokane City Council is considering loosening parking restrictions and allowing taller buildings in some parts of the city, which supporters say will increase development and create more options for homeownership.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Efforts toward a collaborative policy on temporary farm worker housing in Yakima County are moving forward.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 12:17 p.m.
Investors behind the renovation of the Ridpath Hotel into affordable housing have stripped Ron Wells of his authority over the project in an effort to protect the project from recent …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
A state panel has voted to slightly raise the housing stipend for Idaho’s governor as the state continues to be one of a handful without a governor’s mansion.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Spokane city planners back controversial road through South Hill housing project; developer plans to fight
Jim Frank of Greenstone Homes, the firm behind the Kendall Yards development and a similar project proposed for the South Hill at 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard on the South …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
It was just this spring when Greater Seattle led the nation in home-price increases. Now, prices here are falling faster than anywhere.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Earlier this week the news was that the average Seattle-area homebuyer has been successfully able to
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
Home buyers and builders gathered toured 30 newly built homes Sunday in the 14th annual Fall Festival of Homes Show.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
U.S. housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher construction costs might be weighing on homebuilders.